The Statement of Faith
The foundation of this Church shall be the Lord Jesus Christ. “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (I Corinthians 3:11)
Articles of Biblical Faith Regarding Doctrine.
We believe in the inerrant, infallible, immutable, plenary (complete) verbal inspiration, with clarity and sufficiency of the original writings of the sixty-six books of the Bible, the Word of God, and that it is the full and complete revelation of God to man, the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
II Timothy 3:16-17
II Peter 1:19-21
We believe that God has preserved His Word through the Hebrew texts of the Old Testament and majority texts of the New Testament and thus, the old King James Version of the Bible shall be used in all ministries of this Church for preaching, teaching, reading, and memorization.
The Godhead (Trinity)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons (known as the Trinity); Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.
II Corinthians 13:14
I John 5:7
God the Father
We believe He is omnipresent, sovereign, loving, merciful, just, wise, infinite, gracious, eternal, holy, omnipotent, independent, immutable, faithful, and omniscient.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a vicarious representative and substitutionary sacrifice. We believe that we are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. We believe that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead in the same body in which He suffered and died.
II Corinthians 5:21
I Peter 1:3-5
I Peter 2:24
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God the Father where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
I Timothy 2:5
I Timothy 3:16
I John 2:1-2
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, which is to say, He is the one and only God. He took upon himself humanity by being born of the Virgin Mary.
John 1:1-2, 14
We believe he died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world.
II Corinthians 5:21
I Peter 2:24
I John 2:2
We believe He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into Heaven in His resurrected body; He is now our interceding High Priest.
I Timothy 2:5
We believe He will come again personally and visibly to set up His kingdom and to judge the living and the dead.
Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, possessing all the attributes of deity; that in essence He is equally God.
We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; that He sovereignly bestows at least one (1) spiritual gift upon each believer; that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled (controlled) with the Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:3-13
We believe His office and work is to reprove and convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement, and to dwell in the hearts of true believers, empowering them with spiritual power, stability, energy, teaching and leading them into all truth. In His ministry, it is His mission to glorify Jesus Christ and not Himself.
We believe that when man exercises faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is the supernatural Agent who regenerates and sanctifies and baptizes the believer into the body of Christ, indwelling equally and permanently every believer, and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
I Corinthians 3:16
I Corinthians 6:11
I Corinthians 12:13
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts man of sin and draws man to Jesus Christ.
We believe God created the earth, the universe, and all that is in them in six consecutive, literal twenty-four-hour days.
We completely reject the:
Gap Theory: The teaching of a “gap of years” between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.
Day Age Theory: The teaching which states the six days of Creation are not twenty-four-hour days but instead they are periods of years.
Theistic Evolution: The teaching that God created the world but then He stepped away and allowed it all to evolve into what it is today.
We believe those who deny that God created the world in six literal days are guilty of suppressing the Truth of the Creation account as stated in Genesis 1-2 and also in Romans 1:18-20.
The Person and Work of Satan
We believe that Satan is a personal being created by God, a fallen angel, prince of demons, the god of this age, the great enticer and deceiver, the adversary of Christ and His people, the accuser of the brethren, whose end is the Lake of Fire.
The fall of Satan
The work of Satan
II Corinthians 4:3-4
II Corinthians 11:14-15
I Peter 5:8
The destruction and eternal state of Satan
The Creation and Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God. We believe that by voluntary transgression, Adam sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God. We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and that man is unable to please God in his lost condition nor remedy it without God.
Therefore all humanity is guilty before God, condemned already and doomed to be eternally excluded from heaven and sentenced to the lake of fire if they do not come to Christ for salvation.
We believe the Bible to teach that children are covered by the grace of God until they reach moral accountability.
II Samuel 12:22-23
We believe that salvation is the free gift of God brought to sinful man by grace when:
Man sees himself in his own sinful/lost condition; He repents of his sin; He exercises personal faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus Christ died once for all and by His death, burial, and resurrection He completed His redemptive work.
I Corinthians 15:3-4
I Peter 1:8, 19
II Peter 3:9
We believe in the eternal security of the believer.
I Peter 1:5
Separation and Sanctification (Christian Walk)
We believe that the Scriptures clearly teach non-conformity to the world for every believer; the born-again should be separated from the world unto Christ; that it is clearly commanded of God to all believers to live lives of separation from all worldly and sinful practices and to be holy as He is holy. We believe that positional sanctification occurs at the moment of regeneration and that practical sanctification is to be progressive. We believe provision for holy living is in: The believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection and ascension; The indwelling person, the Holy Spirit and the believers yielding to Him; And by the powerful living Word of God.
II Peter 1:3-4
The Nature of the Church
We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ was born at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven upon believers. The church is composed solely of born-again people who have been called out from among the Jews and Gentiles and they are the Body and Bride of the Lord Jesus of this present age. We believe Christ glorified in Heaven is the Head and the Holy Spirit on earth is the active agent of the God-Head who ever seeks to bring about within its ranks obedience to the Word of God and the Will of God. The one body unites believers to each other, and all to Christ; and its chief purpose of existence is to evangelize the world and to complete itself through the winning of lost souls to Christ.
I Corinthians 12:12-13
We believe that two ordinances are significant above any other that Christians are commanded to observe, namely Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism of a believer (one who outwardly professes Jesus Christ as Savior) is by immersion in water, observed but once, in the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit; to show forth in a solemn emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life.
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination.
I Corinthians 11:23-32
The Eternal State
We believe that the souls and spirits of those who have trusted in Christ for salvation do at death pass immediately into Christ’s presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming; but the souls and spirits of the unbelievers go after death into conscious misery in Hell until the final judgement of the Great White Throne following the millennium when soul, spirit, and body shall be reunited and be cast into the Lake of Fire. There they shall not be annihilated but shall be consciously enduring the punishment of eternal separation from the presence of the Lord.
II Corinthians 5:8
II Thessalonians 1:7-9
We believe that the Scriptures interpreted in their natural, literal sense reveal divinely determined dispensations or rules of life which define man’s responsibilities in successive ages. These dispensations are not ways of salvation, but rather divinely ordered stewardships by which God directs man according to His purpose. Three of these (the dispensation of Law, the dispensation of Grace, and the dispensation of the Millennial Kingdom) are subjects of detailed revelation in Scripture. (John 1:17; I Corinthians 9:17; II Corinthians 3:9-18; Galatians 3:13-25; Ephesians 1:10; 3:2-10; Colossians 1:24-25; Hebrews 7:19; Revelation 20:2-6; Daniel 2:34-35, 44; 7:13-14). We believe in the seven dispensations of a Traditional Dispensationalist: Innocence, Conscience, Human Government, Promise, Law, Grace, and the Millennial Kingdom.
The Return of Jesus Christ (The Second Advent)
The Blessed Hope (The Rapture)
We believe in the blessed hope, the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation return of the Lord in the air to receive to Himself into Heaven both His own who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord and also all who have fallen asleep in Him.
We believe that this event is the blessed hope set before us in Scriptures, and for this we should constantly be looking.
I Corinthians 15:51-52
I Thessalonians 1:10
I Thessalonians 4:13-18
The Earthly Physical Return of Jesus Christ
We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth with power and great glory at the end of the Great Tribulation; to introduce the millennial age, to bind Satan and place him in the abyss, to restore Israel to her own land and give her the realization of God’s covenant promises.
Articles of Biblical Faith Regarding Contemporary Issues
Charismatic Movement: A movement within some Christian churches that emphasizes gifts believed to be conferred by the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and healing of the sick. We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts.
We believe the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today.
I Corinthians 12:4-11
I Corinthians 13:8
I Corinthians 14:33-40
We believe that signs and miracles were used of God to prove that Christ was the Messiah and that the message of the apostles was authentic.
We believe the gift of tongues was the supernatural ability to speak in a foreign language and was a sign of judgment to the unbelieving Jews.
I Corinthians 14:21-22a
We believe the gift of tongues ceased in AD 70 when the Romans conquered Jerusalem. We reject the teaching which states the gift of tongues was given as a supernatural prayer language.
Apostolic Gifts: We believe all apostolic gifts ended with the death of the apostles and the completion of the Holy Scriptures.
The Holy Spirit: We do not believe in a second work of grace. We believe we receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation, and at the same time we are baptized of the Spirit into the body of Christ.
I Corinthians 12:13
Ecumenism is that movement which seeks the organizational unity of all Christianity and ultimately of all religions. Its principal advocates are the World Council of Churches and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
We believe there is already an organic union among true believers, and therefore, oppose any “dialogue” which may tend in a general way to unification with such bodies as modernism or apostasy.
Ecumenical Evangelism is that effort to promote the gospel by bringing fundamentalists into an unequal yoke with theological liberals and/or Roman Catholics and other divergent groups.
Neo-Orthodoxy is that theological movement which affirms the supernatural existence of God, the finiteness and sinfulness of man, and the necessity of supernatural divine revelation of truth; but, accepts experience over the doctrines or scripture, and in so doing, abandons important fundamentals of the Christian faith.
New Evangelicalism (Neo-Evangelicalism, New Conservatism): These terms refer to that movement within evangelicalism characterized by a toleration of and a dialogue with theological liberalism. Its essence is seen in an emphasis upon the social application of the gospel and weak or unclear doctrines of: the inspiration of Scripture, Biblical creationism, eschatology (prophecy), dispensationalism, and separation. It is further characterized by an attempt to accommodate Biblical Christianity and make it acceptable to the modern mind.
We believe that these movements are out of harmony with the Word of God and the official doctrine and position of this Church and are hostile to the work of God. We purpose, under God, to stand true to the purity of the Scriptures: the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ: and the traditional Christian Faith as outlined in the New Testament.
II Corinthians 6:17
II Timothy 2:20-21
All marriages and wedding ceremonies conducted on this church property, regardless of who officiates such ceremony, shall only be between one biologically born man and one biologically born woman. Additionally, the Pastor of this church may only marry and conduct wedding ceremonies between one biologically born man and one biologically born woman, regardless of where such ceremony is held.
Any Pastor marrying and conducting a wedding ceremony on the property of this church who is not the Pastor of this church must sign a copy of the Constitution as proof of his agreement with this Statement of Faith. No marriage between any divorced person will be performed while the former spouse/spouses are still living. No marriage shall be performed unless both the bride and groom profess to know Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
II Corinthians 6:14-18
No marriage shall be performed at this church where alcohol will be available or endorsed by the wedding party.
I Thessalonians 5:22
Taken from the Latin familia; defined by God as one biologically born man and one biologically born woman, naturally born, joined in holy matrimony as one flesh, and if blessed or entrusted with children, to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Divorce and Remarriage
Marriage is sacred and as such, sanctified by God who hates divorce and intends for a marriage to last until the death of a spouse.
All forms of sexual activity, except that which occurs between a biologically born man and a biologically born woman in the holy bonds of matrimony, are prohibited scripturally. This includes, but is not limited to, intercourse outside of marriage, adultery, promiscuity, and homosexuality.
I Thessalonians 4:1-7
I Corinthians 6:9-18
God alone authors and creates life. Life begins from the moment of conception, therefore, the matter of abortion is not a matter of choice, but a question of murder. God specifically prohibits murder, thus, abortion is unquestionably wrong.